SMEP Accountant Job in Kenya

SMEP Deposit Taking Microfinance Limited, a Christian based MFI regulated by the Central Bank of Kenya, invites applications from interested and suitably qualified candidates to fill the positions of:

Accountant
AC/7/7/HRD/2012

The purpose of the job is to handle the clearance and settlement of transactions made by the revenue producers (‘front office’) between the bank and its clients, ensuring the smooth, efficient and risk-free passage of these transactions through the bank’s systems.

Duties and responsibilities

Reporting to the Chief Accountant, the successful candidate will: 
  • Facilitate preparation of books of accounts and various managerial reports, i.e. daily, weekly and monthly. 
  • Facilitate consolidated cash flow forecasts and variance analysis. 
  • Determine the accuracy of entries in the general ledger through careful and timely review. 
  • Manage the processes of clearing and settling transactions. 
  • Reconcile systems by checking that the data flows from the revenue-generating front office to the operations systems (operations control). 
  • Monitor the activity and reports of daily transactions. 
  • Supervising teams of clerks. 
  • Troubleshoot systems problems. 
  • Manage projects: analyzing a system, identifying and specifying developments and improvements and coordinating the testing and implementation of new systems. 
  • Act as an interface with other divisions of the bank. 
  • Investigate breaks in the cash account. 
  • Organize team meetings, manage team members and undertake individual & team appraisals. 
  • Deal with all client queries received by the bank. 
  • Take responsibility for handling specific clients. 
  • Liaise with clients regarding transaction settlements, as and when required. 
  • Ensure that client protection rules are adhered to. 
  • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned by the management from time to time.
Qualifications and competencies 
  • Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting option, Finance, Business/Management, Economics, Mathematics with at least CPA II C.P.A. (K) or equivalent Accounting qualifications 
  • 3 years experience as an Assistant Accountant 
  • Be aged between 25-35 years 
  • Applicants must be committed Christians
How to Apply

Qualified and interested candidates who meet the above criteria should download the “Job Application Form” at www.smep.co.ke/opportunities, and send their filled applications to recruitment@smep.co.ke on or before Friday, 20th July, 2012. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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